After School Clubs are led by faculty or specialists offering a variety of topics from art, drama, African drumming and astronomy to knitting, cooking, jewelry making and many more.  All clubs begin after 3:15 pm dismissal.  Prior to each session, an information bulletin is emailed to families to assist in making selections.  Registration is based on a first come/first serve basis.

Spring 2020 After School Clubs Begin at the end of March!

Announcing the new line-up of Spring After School Clubs!  Don’t wait to sign-up for clubs, contact Betsy  at bjohnson@litchfieldmontessori.org.  After clubs begin, the business office will send you an invoice.  Snacks and materials are provided. 

Health & Nutrition with KiDSMARATHON
Monday 3:15 - 4:15 pm 
Meets: March 30th, April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th

Let’s do some running and learn about nutrition at the same time with this fun club in conjunctions with KiDSMARATHON.  KiDSMARATHON is a program that enables kids to complete a full marathon by running incremental distances each week leading up the big finish, the final mile.  Kids follow a booklet of healthy suggestions while keeping track of their mileage.  Students will prepare healthy snacks with Betsy Johnson after running and work on other fitness strategies and goals.

Note: We do need some parent volunteers to lead the running on two mornings (time TBA) before school.

Cost includes a new LMS t-shirt to wear for the final mile and snack. The final mile run is on May 31st at Torrington High School. 

Who: All Elementary Students
Cost: $100

Junior Kindess Rocks
Monday 3:15 - 4:15 pm 
Monday April 13th and/or Thursday April 16th

The students from our Children House are enchanted with LMS’s Kindness Rock Garden. We are offering them the opportunity to help us add a few more messages to it!  With Debbie Martin, some of our younger students will paint rocks that encourage, motivate, heel, soothe, send love and peace with words and artwork…whatever message they would like to spread.   

Who: Children’s House 
Cost: Choose one or both days, $15 per class

Sewing Club
Tuesday 3:15 - 4:30
Meets: March 31st, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th

Learn the basics of machine sewing with LMS parent Crystal Seavey– threading a machine and winding a bobbin, reading a pattern, ironing, and sewing a finished project.  During these seven weeks students will make at least one finished project and will work towards creating a finished garment, such as a pair of shorts or skirt.  If you have a machine at home, students may bring it to school so that Crystal can teach your child on that machine, building confidence and familiarity with their own equipment.

Who: Elementary Students (2nd – 6th Years)
Maximum of 6 students
Cost: $135

Lego Club
Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30 pm 
Meets: April 1th, 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th, May 6th

Let your imagination soar! Mollie Smith has designed a series of Lego design challenges to inspire innovation and creativity. Children will build around a a different theme each week while constructing all types of amazing creations. 

Who: Elementary Students (1st – 3rd Years)
Maximum of 10 Students
Cost: $135

Junior Lego Club 
Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30 pm 
Meets: May 13th, 20th, 27th

Let your imagination soar! Mollie Smith has designed a series of Lego design challenges to inspire innovation and creativity. Children will build around a a different theme each week while constructing all types of amazing creations. 

Who: Children’s House (3 - 6 years old) 
Maximum of 6 students 
Cost: $68 

Rustic Bench or Stool Making 
Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 pm 
Meets: April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, May 7th

Students will make either a bench or milking stool from wood harvested out of our own forest behind the school.  We will learn mortise and tenon joinery, the use of hand tools, as well as the measuring and design processes that ensure stability. These projects require much problem solving and are an excellent way to teach basic carpentry.

Who: Elementary Students (4th – 6th years)
Due to the need for direct supervision, the club is limited to 3 students.
Cost: $195 

Friday Choir
Friday 3:30 - 4:30 pm 
Meets: March 27th, April 3rd, 17th, 16th, 24th, 24th, May 1st, 15th, 22nd 

Do you love to sing in the shower or in the car? Have you ever wanted to share that love of singing with others? Come join us on Fridays for a music filled afternoon with Susan Patrick and Kate Gnitzcavich.  Each week we will be learning group songs, including rounds and two-part music, accompanied on the piano. Our final Friday we invite parents, friends, and teachers to a short concert in the Great Hall.  Students will be provided with a music folder and sheet music.   

Note: Club will not meet on May 8th for Grandparents Day. 
Who: Elementary Students (1st – 6th years)
Cost: $150